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Grateful Dead Live at Rainbow Theater on 1981-03-23

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Grateful Dead Live at Rainbow Theater on 1981-03-23




Set I
d1t01 Jack Straw
d1t02 They Love Each Other
d1t03 Cassidy
d1t04 It Must Have Been the Roses >
d1t05 El Paso
d1t06 Ramble on Rose
d1t07 Minglewood Blues
d1t08 Sugaree
d1t09 Lazy Lightnin' >
d1t10 Supplication Jam

Set II
d2t01 Bird Song
d2t02 Samson & Delilah
d2t03 To Lay Me Down
d2t04 Terrapin Station >
d3t01 Playing in the Band > Jam
d3t02 Drums* >
d3t03 Space >
d3t04 The Other One >
d3t05 Stella Blue >
d3t06 Sugar Magnolia

Encore
d3t07 Casey Jones*


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Rainbow Theater
Location London, UK

Source Condenser mics, portable JVC Boombox, 20 ft from stage left, hand held on a riser 6ft off floor > Maxell UDXL-Is
Lineage MAC playback on Nakamichi DR-2, no NR > Presonus Firebox > firewire > PC, XP-Pro > recorded as 24 bit/96 KHz PCM WAV, Wavelab 5 > Waves X-Noise and L3 Multimaximizer @ 24 bit > UVHR-22 (dither to 16/44.1) > CDWAV 1.9 > WAV > FLAC
Taped by Bill Koucky
Transferred by C Ladner

Notes

* w/ material from previously circulated MacDonald shn fileset

For a 26 year old type I maxell master cassette made with a boombox, it sounds pretty good.

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Reviewer: kbmill - - July 6, 2015
Subject: bread crumb
One of only 14 times Birdsong was played in second set. 11 of those 14 came in 1971 or 1972. The last three all came in 1981, this being the first.

One of only two times that Birdsong opened the second set, the other being 4/14/71.

Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2014
Subject: -
Awesome!
Reviewer: brendanmcauley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2013
Subject: A Gem of sound is right here!
I have been on this site for years exploring dead music and have tons of sbds etc...I like going back a few times per year for a audience show with a nice list I can listen to. In a car or on head phones crank this show up and turn down the treble. Songs like playin, birdsong, lazy light>supp and the drums and space and other one are great- Jerrys leads are clear and deliberat and crisp as the crowd quiets in its grove. The more raucus and crowd engaging songs like Casey Jones and Samson and others are more strained, yet totally listenable and enjoyable. The playing Jam is a 12 minute portion of a long 17 minute version. The birdsong and Playing deserve at least a listen- ah, hello... did I mention the Terrapin jamfest that tweaks your soul before playing?...Its a 4 start audience (B) quality.
Reviewer: nwgj - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2009
Subject: yes yes yes
Don't assume the worst about the "boom box" quality. The other sources do have crispier high-end, but also sound kind of flat; this one has a great, round, upclose fob sound that's much more pleasing to me. Fantastic Bird Song, and one of the longest of the 80's after the 3/7 UMD titan. Too bad they never opened with it again, since it definitely sets the right vibe for the second set. Good feeling, good sound, good stuff.
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